Credit Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education
Kentucky's Council on Postsecondary Education extended President Bob King's contract at yesterday's meeting. A committee of state leaders, legislators, campus presidents and council members gave King a score of 4 on a five point scale.
CPE Chair Pam Miller says the council is pleased with King’s tremendous work and that his evaluation is very positive. King currently earns a $360,000 annual salary. His new contract runs through June 2017.
Murray State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs has bestowed a retired Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education official with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sherron Jackson of Frankfort served as CPE’s associate vice president for budget, policy and planning. He retired in December after 34 years of service. The award honors African Americans for their contributions to their communities and the Commonwealth.
Murray State is among several Kentucky universities receiving federal grants to improve teacher quality. The grants from the Council on Postsecondary Education total $859,000. MSU and three other lead universities will partner with high-need school districts and five colleges, including Madisonville Community College.